Somewhere on highway 564 going east, Alberta, Canada
May 17, 2009 • Taken by Lorien
Today we went to accompany Joe's uncle on his last journey. While sitting in the funeral home at the service hall, the minister talked about how we can only be sure of today, how we should live today as our last, how we live uncertain lives and how the only sure thing for us is to trust god and accept him into our hearts.
Now... Joe's family members are religious people, but Joe and I are not. Nevertheless, and for very different reasons, we decided years ago that we'll live each of our todays as if it was our last, and do our best to have few minutes of joy and love each day.
So sitting here, trying to choose a photo to post today, I was going back and forth between few photos, and couldn't decide which one I wanted to show you today. Joe suggested this one, and then it hit me...
The roads we choose to take in our lives (may they be internal or external) are mostly long and exhausting, partly hidden beyond the horizon, sometimes painful and other times joyful. When we take our first step we don't really know if the road will eventually take us to where we want to be, or if we ever get there.
While planning for the future is something most of us take as a given, as the wise way to go, maybe we should choose our road every day, as if it was the last. It might lead us to a wonderful new place, it might lead us to a new friend (or an old one), it might lead us back to the company of those we miss, it might open our hearts... it just might be a good choice of a road because it's an enjoyable one to take, even if it takes us nowhere.
So this one's for you, uncle Jack. You were blessed in your life, and you'll be missed by many. May the road you are on now leads you to wherever you hoped it will.